How to Taste Wine Like a Pro.

As we have learned, we start by looking at the glass in a 45 degree angle, away from us and over a white surface. COLOR. For white wine: lighter color indicates: younger age, cooler climate, specific grape and darker color indicates: older age, warmer climate, aged in barrel, specific grape. Red wines are the opposite, if…

Educate your Sense of Taste.

The third part of wine tasting takes place in the palate and it evaluates the wine’s structure and flavor. While we swirl the wine in our mouth, we should put our nasopharynges to work. This can be done by aspiring some air inside the mouth before swallowing the wine. New flavors and smells appear, specially if…

Wine tasting aromas…fake news or are they for real?

Being a wine newbie myself, I do appreciate wine aromas but I still do not get that a wine could smell like “sensitive and burnt cotton sugar with a suspicious raw red meat aroma”.  Recently reading an article at npr.org I realized I was not the only one confused with all that “wine poetry” and hyperbole. To…

Educate your Sense of Vision.

Tasting wine entails the use of our eyes, nose and taste buds. We have talked about educating the sense of smell. Now comes our sight. The first part of the tasting process is visual. We can learn a lot from looking at our glass of wine. We can start guessing the wine’s grape variety, region,…

Bottles to Impress

CHOOSE PREFERED LANGUAGE AT BOTTOM OF HOME PAGE. Yesterday I attended a wine tasting at El Horreo de V Suarez in Ponce, PR. It was a Barrel Tasting for 2015 Vintage of Louis Jadot greatest Burgundies. Barrel tasting means that these wines had not yet seen bottle aging so they are brand new. Is this important?…

Educate Your Senses

One of the biggest pleasures I got from learning to taste wine was the opportunity to “get to know” or enhance my senses, primarily the sense of smell. I had no idea the nose could be educated to remember smells and that, once mastered, the skill could help me perfect my food paring and wine…

How do you know that a wine is good?

I have been asked this question many times. Answering in a non snobby way, I can say that you will know that a wine is good the same way you know that a book is good, by reading many, many books. The more you read, the more you appreciate and learn to differentiate a good…